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How seriously is Microsoft treating Windows 10 Mobile?

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+Raphaël G.    3,096
2 hours ago, tompkin said:

WP has 1.7 % market share? Windows Mobile has 8.8% of that. 

 

17 hours ago, tompkin said:

It's dead in the water. IMHO. Too much to overcome.

Prepare to be disappointed :shifty:

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wrack    482
2 hours ago, tsupersonic said:

Meanwhile, Apple will reap all the money no matter where we are in the future of smartphones. Apple (and Android) have established themselves with consumers. Microsoft has not even made a dent (if anything it has been all negative press). I want to root for MS, but WM10 needs a lot of work. I'm running it on my Lumia 640, and it runs like absolute crap (fresh install w/ no apps). I am talking seriously bad performance, like dating back to Android 2.x days. Then there's the app. situation. For me, this platform is still in alpha/beta stages. I'll just enjoy Apple/Android products with Office apps. Bottom line is there's just zero incentive to get on board with WM10.

On my Lumia 930 (Fast Ring) it runs buttery smooth and I don't see any major issues. For me there is no app gap as all the apps that *I* care about are there.

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+Raphaël G.    3,096
2 hours ago, Riva said:

They only have one OS and it is Windows 10. Mobile is just an edition. Are they serious about their only OS?

Humanity might not be doomed after all. I couldn't have said it any better (Y).

 

I'm wondering. All you haters which are hating: did you ever try Windows 10 Mobile? Or do you just enjoy citing the so-called app gap and the market share numbers you find in articles here and there?

 

About the app gap: yes, non-significant players (local banks, shops, and other small instances) are missing from the store. The big players however, have an app. Small players are missing an app due to budget reasons (I've done my share of asking companies around). Indeed, for small players, it doesn't make sense to put money and resources into a system with a small market share.

However, I believe that Microsoft has chosen the right strategy to strengthen and expand that market share by unifying it's platform. We'll soon (once Windows 10 Mobile is rolled out) be speaking about a combined ecosystem. As Riva said above: there is only 1 OS. And I don't think MS is foolish enough to give it all up. People, like it or not, Windows 10 is here to stay.

Edited by Raphaël G.

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tompkin    153

I haven't seen anyone mention what Microsoft itself would deem a "success". 

I would have to assume that if they got 10% market share that they would consider that a success. As we all know from past experiences, it takes ALOT for someone to switch ecosystems once they are using one.

I'm chomping at the bits to see what is different at this years build from last years.  

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Michael Scrip    483
21 minutes ago, tompkin said:

I haven't seen anyone mention what Microsoft itself would deem a "success". 

I would have to assume that if they got 10% market share that they would consider that a success. 

 

The smartphone market is now 1.4 billion smartphones a year.

 

In order for Microsoft to get 10% market share... they'd need to sell 140 million smartphones in a year.

 

Yeah I'd say that would be a tremendous success... considering Windows Phone is only around 30 million smartphones a year right now.

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